With win, netters share league title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Any way you cut it, the McNary High School varsity volleyball team’s destiny in the postseason rested on the outcome of two games this week. In the final two games of the season, the Lady Celts were set to face South Salem and West Salem high schools. Winning both would mean sharing the Greater Valley Conference title. “I think the way we are going to approach them is by being really confident. We’ve beat them both so I think we’ll do well,” said Lady Celt Kylie Gilmour. McNary beat the Saxons 3-0 in late September and the Titans 3-1 earlier that month. It was the Titans’ only GVC loss so far this season. “West is very confident in their ability because they’ve beat West Albany twice, but we know where we stand in the state and we know we can handle both teams,” said Kaelie Flores, a McNary senior. While it’s been several weeks since facing either team, the Celts also have a bit of a chip on their shoulder going into the week. On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Celts traveled to the West Linn Tournament where they won the silver division. “The morning was a bit rocky, but we beat all the teams in bracket play and won the division which included beating Lakeridge, the No. 3 team in the state,”...

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